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  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

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  • We are looking for a variety of hours - please advise in your statement how many hours you are applying for (we may have options between 10-25 hours) Working hours will be agreed directly with the successful candidate but will be Monday - Friday between 08:30 - 15:30

Contract type

Fixed term - up to 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

between £25,854 and £27,030

What skills and experience we're looking for

LEO Academy Trust is seeking to appoint highly skilled and motivated Teaching Assistants to support classes, small groups and pupils on a 1:1 basis. Applicants will be supporting teaching and learning in school. The duties will include assisting with classes, small groups and 1:1 with SEND pupils.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of established teams and to bring high standards of teaching and learning to our Trust. The successful candidate(s) will be able to work as part of a team, have good communication skills, be enthusiastic, fair and kind. It is essential that you are able to follow school procedures.

You will provide curricular and pastoral support in our thriving and friendly schools. The roles are exciting and varied; ideal opportunities for anyone wishing to explore a career in working with children. The successful candidates will enjoy a varied daily routine as part of a close team. There will be an emphasis on helping in the classrooms across the year groups but the list below will offer an idea of what else is to be expected, although it is not exhaustive.

  • Work closely with staff in assisting in the day-to-day running of the school.

  • Support groups of children with their learning under the guidance of a teacher

  • Support individual children e.g. special needs, children needing additional support

  • Provide supervisory support during break time.

  • Accompany classes on day and residential trips.

  • Provide reprographic support and mount work ready to display.

You will have:

  • Experience of supporting the teacher with a variety of activities in the class

  • Experience of supporting children in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2

  • Up to date knowledge and expertise in the Foundation Stage/ Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 and supporting children in class and in the school

  • A commitment to provide a broad, balanced curriculum to meet the needs of all the children

  • Knowledge of SEN Code of Practice

  • An understanding of how children learn

  • Be familiar with and able to put into practice safeguarding policies and procedures.

  • An understanding of safeguarding

  • An ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a variety of adults and children.

  • A concern and understanding for children

  • The ability to establish good relationships

  • The ability to use initiative when necessary

  • An awareness of Equal Opportunities

  • Qualities of sensitivity, humour, enthusiasm, thoroughness and confidentiality

  • Enjoy working in a team

Please see the job description and person specification on the LEO Academy Trust website.

What the school offers its staff

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of an established team and to bring high standards of teaching and learning to our Trust.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
923 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy is one of 6 schools that make up LEO Academy Trust. Located in Cheam, Cheam Park Farm is a four form primary with morning and afternoon nursery. Cheam Park Farm was inspected by Ofsted in June 2019 and was found to be outstanding in all categories. The inspectors found that "Teaching is outstanding and provides a careful balance of work, which not only interests the pupils but also makes them want to try hard to succeed. Teachers are proud to be involved in the development of the school and appreciate the investment in their training that leaders make, as well as that of the LEO Academy Trust."

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